UM Math Graduate Student Seminar

Chris Anderson
University of Miami

will present

An Introduction to the Alexander Invariant and Alexander Polynomial

Friday, February 3, 2017, 4:00pm
Ungar Building Room 402


Abstract:

In this talk I will offer a brief introduction to the Alexander invariant as well as the related Alexander polynomial of a knot and the multivariable Alexander Polynomial of a link. In particular, examples illustrating methods of calculating these invariants will be presented. We will also discuss some information carried by these invariants, with special focus on knots and links with trivial Alexander polynomial.

 


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